Category Archives: Advice for Seniors

What is a Good Score on the New SAT?

Today was exciting news in the standardized test community, as College Board released its first set of data and concordance tables regarding the New 2016 SAT. In light of this, we have updated our previous post with updated average New 2016 … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Writing a College Admissions Essay

Today we’ll be giving some tips about how to and what to write for your college admissions essay! Don’t waste your summer! Make sure to start early on these essays because it’s quite possibly the most important piece of writing … Continue reading

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HAPPY IVY DAY!

For the uninitiated, today and tomorrow are the days most of the Ivy League and similarly selective schools release their admissions decisions. For those waiting anxiously for these notifications to be released, best of luck! No matter what happens, congratulations … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – Can Extracurriculars Make Up For Low Grades?

Today’s Ask Test Masters question comes from YG who writes: Hi! I am currently a sophomore in a high school that is located in a boring state, but is pretty competitive. It is well known in my area (other districts … Continue reading

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PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, & PSAT/NMSQT – Why so many and what’s the difference?!

This week marks the end of College Board’s spring PSAT testing season. In fact, this year represents the first instance in which College Board even offered the PSAT in the Spring. Before you start panicking, it’s important to note that the … Continue reading

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5 Things College Freshmen Should Know

Since many of you have admissions offers in hand and are nervously awaiting the beginning of your first year in college, we at College Compass put together a list of 5 Things College Freshmen Should Know Don’t schedule 8 AM … Continue reading

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What Are Subject Tests? Which Colleges Require Them?

Hi folks! Today we’ll be talking about a question we don’t get often enough — Which colleges require the SAT Subject Tests, and what in the world are Subject Tests? What Are SAT Subject Tests? You may or may not be … Continue reading

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Which Top 25 Schools Require the New SAT’s Optional Essay?

With the first administration of the New SAT approaching, you may be wondering whether or not you should take the Optional Essay. Though you might be inclined to skip it since it is “optional” after all, be aware that some … Continue reading

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You Got In! Now What?

As admissions are slowly rolling in, we’ll be talking about what I believe to be the single most important part of your decision-making process—admitted student days. What are Admitted Students Days? Most schools offer an admitted student’s day where you can … Continue reading

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Is the New SAT More Reading Intensive?

We recently came across this interesting piece by the New York Times regarding the New SAT’s  increased focus on the verbal/reading side of academics. While it’s true there is a longitudinal incorporation of English across the test, overall, we feel like the exam … Continue reading

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